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About the Senate

The Student Senate came about in the spring semester of 2002 with the ratifying of its Constitution. On May 3, 2002 the first Student Senate meeting was held in the Office of Student Life. Today, the Student Senate assembles for regular sessions on a biweekly basis and for emergency sessions as necessary.

The Student Senate is the main avenue of governance for the students. The Student Senate deals with pertinent issues that affect the day-to-day lives of students at The University of Scranton. The Senate is chaired by the Vice-President of Student Government who votes only in the case of a tie. The other Executive members of Student Government are the President, a non-voting member with veto authority, as well as the Secretary, Treasurer, Director of Communication, and Director of Technology, all of whom are non-voting members. The body of the Student Senate is made up of four representatives from each class, two commuter representatives, two off-campus representatives, three resident representatives, and one international representative for a total of 24 members.

There are five standing committees formed out of the Senate: Academic and Scholastic Affairs, Appropriations, Athletics and Programming, Campus Life and Dining Services, Safety, Justice, and Service. Proposed legislation is sent to the appropriate committee for research and development at the discretion of the Chair. The Executive Treasurer advises the Appropriations Committee. A Senator is appointed by the Executive Council to chair each of the committees.

Senators

Class of 2021

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Abigail Corrigan

Major: Marketing
Minor: Business Analytics
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Christopher Connolly

Major: Biology
Minor: Biochemistry

Class of 2022

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Conor Nealon

Major: Political Science and Strategic Communication
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Adrianna Smith

Major: Kinesiology and Philosophy
Minor:  Theology and Biochemistry
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James Peracchio

Major: Accounting and Finance 

Class of 2023

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Claire Sunday 

Major: Political Science

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Josephine Middleton

Major: Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology 
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Kathleen Wallace 

Major: 
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Jacob Myers

Major: Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology
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Casey Welby

Major: Classical Languages and History
Commuter
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Off-Campus
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Rachel Work

Major: 
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Lauren Ryan

Major: Biology
International